The economic and cultural heritage of Herefordshire’s hop-growing industry has always centred on Bromyard, including Bishop’s Frome and the Frome Valley.
In September 2011 Bromyard held its first Hop Festival and this was such a success it has now been added permanently to the town’s calendar and was repeated in 2012 and 2013, with estimated crowds of over 3,500. In 2014 the estimated crowd in town was nearly 5,000 and the race was streamed live worldwide. The day features the unique event – the Hop Pocket World Championship, part of a full day’s programme of events.
Bromyard Hop Festival was sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery and Charles Faram & Co. We are grateful also for the support of Herefordshire Council, Bromyard & Winslow Town Council and St Michael’s Hospice.